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Old 06-13-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Once again, Apple getting credit for creating something that's already existed. To use as just one of many examples I could pull out of my head, Steam has been utilizing this same technology for gamers for quite some time now. Or if you want a more business-centric iteration, Salesforce.com has had this functionality for a while, as well.

But of course, that won't stop people from claiming Apple came up with it.
How did you figure that Apple is taking credit for the technology? On the news about the iCloud it was explained that other businesses have tried this technology before without much success. It's not even an Apple technology
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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Once again, Apple getting credit for creating something that's already existed. To use as just one of many examples I could pull out of my head, Steam has been utilizing this same technology for gamers for quite some time now. Or if you want a more business-centric iteration, Salesforce.com has had this functionality for a while, as well.

But of course, that won't stop people from claiming Apple came up with it.
While they didn't create most of the technology being discussed here, they did create iTunes match. And I feel that is the most unique and most important part of their offering being discussed here.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The cloud is all well and good, except when you don't have any bloody Internet access. Then you are well and truly screwed.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The cloud is all well and good, except when you don't have any bloody Internet access. Then you are well and truly screwed.
The documents are stored locally and merely synced with iCloud. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have internet access. It’ll just hold the sync for later. It’s not as cumbersome as Steam where you have to be on the internet to use the service.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Steam has been utilizing SIMILAR technology for gamers for quite some time now. Or if you want a more business-centric iteration, Salesforce.com has had this functionality for a while, as well.
The fact that it pushes the content to all your devices is the difference. Steam does not PUSH all your games to every PC you log into. You have to LOGIN then go to GAMES then install any games you want to play on the new PC. They don't just all show up.
Similar but not quite the same.
The way Apple is synching your music/photos across all your devices is the unique part.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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apple makes complex technology usable to a mass audience. (and btw: apple does have a string of cutting edge patents of its own)
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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They didn't invent cloud computing, they invented a way to make it usable on a variety of platforms, using their own proprietary methods.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The cloud is all well and good, except when you don't have any bloody Internet access. Then you are well and truly screwed.
Just like having a computer but not Internet service?
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